Talk of the Hill with Bill Press: Alice Waters
Wednesday, October 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Award-winning journalist, political insider and Capitol Hill resident Bill Press sits down at Hill Center for a one-on-one, thought-provoking conversation with Alice Waters about her memoir, “Coming to My Senses: The Making of a Counterculture Cook.” A chef, author, food activist and the founder and owner of Chez Panisse Restaurant in Berkeley, California, Waters has been a champion of local, sustainable agriculture for over four decades. In 1995 she founded the Edible Schoolyard Project, which advocates for a free school lunch for all children and a sustainable food curriculum in every public school.
Her honors include election as a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2007; the Harvard Medical School’s Global Environmental Citizen Award, which she shared with Kofi Annan in 2008; and her induction into the French Legion of Honor in 2010. In 2015 she was awarded the National Humanities Medal by President Obama, proving that eating is a political act, and that the table is a powerful means to social justice and positive change. Alice is the author of fifteen books, including New York Times bestsellers The Art of Simple Food I & II, The Edible Schoolyard: A Universal Idea.
Scholarship tickets are available. Please call (202) 549-4172 weekdays between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. to secure a scholarship ticket.
Doors will open at 6:30pm.
Books are no longer available for pre-sale, but will be available at the event from East City Bookshop.